This year, Kefalonia won first place in the preferences of the British as the best Greek island. The largest consumer research organisation 'Which?' asked over 1,000 Brits who have visited the country in the last two years to rate the 10 most popular Greek islands.
Specifically, the survey had 8 categories to evaluate: beaches, food and drink, accommodation quality, tourist attractions, natural beauty, shopping, peace and quiet and finally value for money.
The island made famous by Captain Corelli's Mandolin even surpassed Lefkada, which last year came top, with an overall score of 85%, with the survey pointing out that it was the only island to score 5/5 in the 'tranquility' category.
Mykonos was in last place with 55%, mainly due to crowds and unapproachable prices.
Jo Rhodes, deputy editor of Which? Travel, said: “If you’re planning a Greek island getaway, you’re spoiled for choice. While they all have a wealth of sun, sea and sand, each island has its own distinct character and hidden gems to discover."
"This year, the top-rated islands all offered a chance to escape the crowds – with Kefalonia, Skiathos and Lefkada separating themselves from the pack with high scores for peace and quiet.
“Party-loving Mykonos meanwhile came bottom of our table, with visitors branding it overcrowded and overpriced. Wherever you opt for, a hire car will help you get off the beaten track – whether that’s exploring the quiet south-western coast of Crete or the hillside villages of Kos,” she said.
The island is abundant with sandy beaches, scenery uninterrupted by high-rise buildings and access to much-sought-after solitude sealed the deal for the island, off the west coast of mainland Greece, in the consumer body’s annual survey.